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This Elevated Chinese Bus Is the Future of Public Transportation

The innovative bus designed to cruise above traffic launched its first-ever trial run<p>In May, an online video showing the model of a massive futuristic bus passing above lines of car traffic, all while transporting passengers, generated a lot of buzz. The technology was exciting, but many viewers …

Professional Joint Roller Earns Thousands of Dollars for His Smokable Masterpieces

At just 26 years old, Tony Greenhand is considered the master of artistic joint rolling. From smokable renditions of Pokemon and popular superheroes, …

Cannabis

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Your Complete Guide

From the superhero-movie sneak peeks to 'Game of Thrones' news, here's what's happening at this year's SDCC<p>In 1971, the 300-or-so people pawing …

TV

Faroe Islands fit cameras to sheep to create Google Street View

Tired of waiting for Google to map the archipelago, Faroe Islanders have launched Sheep View 360, enlisting their ovine population to do the leg work<p>Living across 18 tiny sub-polar islands in the north Atlantic, Faroe islanders are used to working in difficult conditions. So tired of waiting for …

​GoPro found in water with intact footage of a crab selfie

Watch video of underwater life captured on a lost GoPro found by a fisherman.<p>While fishing in Poole, England, on July 5, YouTuber Francis Darracott caught something much more impressive than a big fish. He reeled in a lost GoPro camera.<p>"It was covered in barnacles and looked like it had been down …

Interesting Facts About Dreams You Probably don't know

Dreaming is one of the most interesting experiences in our lives. Every human no matter what they claim see dreams. Only people suffering from …

Incorporated

After Orlando, Pride revisits its meaning

When gay men and women first celebrated Pride in 1969, it capped a weeklong riot at a gay club, Stonewall, in New York City where patrons railed against police who frequently raided the club.<p>At Pride marches in 1984, joy in acceptance and coming out was tempered by thoughts of a mysterious new …

Endless war, endless greed: The Pentagon is lining its pockets with taxpayer dollars

Obama now plans to rebuild America’s nuclear weapons cache, the latest in a series of military enrichment schemes<p>These days, lamenting the apparently aimless character of Washington’s military operations in the Greater Middle East has become conventional wisdom among administration critics of every …

Don't Tell Me What Sex Acts I'm Allowed To Enjoy!

It's 2016 and the world is becoming <i>more</i> politically correct. You can't take a breath without being accused of being sexist, racist, misogynist, ageist, royalist, fascist or chauvinist.<p>The world takes itself seriously and whatever you do, you'll manage to offend someone. I've learnt to live with …

Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought. It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day -- and yet rarely notice -- our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They come and go at will, and …

Samsung to unveil Gear 360 virtual reality camera, report says

Just one day after Samsung announced the debut date of its Galaxy S7 smartphone, there are new rumblings that the company will also release a …

Near miss with airliner should spur review of drones, says Labour

Labour calls for urgent review of rules after UK Airprox Board reveals plane came within 20 metres of drone above Houses of Parliament<p>The near collision of a drone and a passenger plane over the Houses of Parliament should be a wake-up call for the government to speed up its review of unmanned …

On January 20, 2017 Bernie Sanders Will Be Sworn In as America's 45th President

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Bernie Sanders will be sworn in as our nation's 45th president. I explain why Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and presidency in my recent appearance on The Thom Hartmann Program. If you've disagreed with my thought process in the past, just watch the segment and …

What Are Quantum Gravity's Alternatives To String Theory?

The Universe we know and love — with Einstein’s General Relativity as our theory of gravity and quantum field theories of the other three forces — has a problem that we don’t often talk about: it’s incomplete, <i>and we know it</i>. Einstein’s theory on its own is just fine, describing how …

Physics

Next time someone says evolution isn't real, show them this video

One of the most common objections to evolution is that it can't be <i>seen</i> in action, so it doesn't meet the scientific requirements of an observable experiment. Joshua Feuerstein, whose popular video launched Starbucks's red cup controversy, once said in a video with more than 200,000 shares, …

Biology

Feds Tell Supreme Court to Stay Out of State Marijuana Dispute

<b>Correction appended, December 18, 2015</b><p>Federal officials have asked the Supreme Court not to get involved in a lawsuit from Oklahoma and Nebraska over …

Netflix is re-encoding its whole catalog for better streams that use less data

Netflix has spent four years rethinking the way it serves movies and TV shows to its customers over the internet, and it's in the process of rolling out the result. Pretty soon the company's streams will use up to 20 percent less data, though Netflix is confident that no one will notice any …

Samsung wants to take patent battle with Apple to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in the …

FAA announces drone owners must register by February 19th, 2016

The agency expects hundreds of thousands of new units to be purchased during the holidays<p>Regulation of drones in the hands of civilian pilots took a big step forward today. The Federal Aviation Administration announced that all units weighing between 0.55 pounds and 55 pounds must be registered by …

Artificial intelligence: Elon Musk backs open project 'to benefit humanity'

Non-profit research company OpenAI to seek ‘a good outcome for all over its own self-interest’, say Tesla boss and others donating a combined $1bn<p>Some of the most prominent executives in the technology industry including the Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk are backing a non-profit artificial …

Pentagon Says Women Can Now Serve In Front-Line Ground Combat Positions

Saying America's military must draw from "the broadest possible pool of talent," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday that women in the U.S. military — including the Army and Marines — can now serve in combat posts.<p>The formal process to open combat jobs to women began in January of 2013; in …

Military

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient<p>High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of …

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

Stylish

The US just destroyed 280 ISIS oil trucks

On Monday, US planes destroyed an estimated 280 ISIS oil trucks near the border between Syria and Iraq, NBC reported, citing unnamed US officials. The strike was carried out by A-10 Warthogs and AC-130 Specter Gunships.<p>In a statement, the US-led coalition said that near the cities of Al-Hasakah and …

Middle East

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The Mali Hotel Attack Is Not Paris, and That's on Us

Where is that handy Facebook Activate tool this morning?<p>Back in July of 2012, three American commandoes died in Mali when their vehicle went off a bridge and into the Niger River. The general reaction in this country can be summed up in the phrase, "What in the unholy <i>fck</i> are American soldiers doing …

Africa

How The Iraq War Led To The Paris Attacks

WASHINGTON -- One Middle East catastrophe apparently wasn't enough for some supporters of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. So they've continued to try to shape policy relating to the region, offering punditry in the wake of each fresh crisis.<p>It wasn't a surprise, then, that they seized on last …

Amazon's 'High Castle' Offers A Chilling Alternate History Of Nazi Triumph

For broadcast TV, this year's fall season has been decidedly, and disappointingly, below average, especially for drama series. But on streaming television, there's a new show — available on Amazon Prime Video in its first-season entirety on Friday — that's about to change all that.<p>The show is …

TV

LOL Cats: I Can Has Cheezburger

Over the past few days, we've shown you several flavors of LOL Cats. Today's focus, the famous "I Can Has Cheezburger?" LOL Cats (the premiere LOL …

I Read The Literal Textbook On Memes And Here's What I Learnt

There's more to memes than meets the eye.<p>They're the cornerstone of the internet, an imperative part of continued internet ideology, and funny as all hell. But what exactly <i>are</i> they? Thankfully, there's answers to this question in the 2010 textbook <i>The Complete Idiot's Guide To Memes</i>, and even more …